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Am I Allowed To Forget?

Elea Acheson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Elea Acheson

I bicycled 1,200 miles of this coast in the fall of 2009. My 6-year-old son died that summer, and I was alone for the first time in my life. Not the alone that you find in a quiet moment with a cup of tea and a book. I mean the alone that follows you into crowded rooms and pushes everyone away.

Pain: A Gateway to Transcendence

Mario Tenaglia | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion
Mario Tenaglia

God is a concept by which we measure our pain. - John Lennon According to Hesiod, an ancient Greek poet who wrote The Theogony aroun...

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus meditations, breath-based meditations and so many more. You just have to find the shoe that fits. An easy one to start with is one that evokes a very natural state in us: kindness.

Labors Lost? Memories of Childbirth

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Nobody questions the physical intensity of labor and childbirth, but how do we know how painful the experience really is? Does recall -- especially months and years later -- accurately reflect the experienced pain?

A Better Way to Approach Pain, and America's Pain-Pill Epidemic

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, and P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Y...

Birth As a Crucible

Gabrielle Volkmer | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Gabrielle Volkmer

You have conquered your fear and are prepared to have the best birth you can. You are ready to get your birth "right," whatever unpredictable course it takes, because getting your birth right simply means doing all you can to achieve the best birth possible.

Why Women Need Equal Treatment In Medical Research

Phyllis Greenberger | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Greenberger

Who would have thought that in 2014 we would be fighting to ensure that women are included in research on diseases and medical drugs and devices? If you find it outrageous, you are not alone.

Three Steps to Understanding the Purpose of Pain and How to Relieve It

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

Why do we suffer? After treating patients with migraines for over a decade, I have concluded that pain has a purpose. Those who experience pain, ...

The #1 Most Painful Condition Next To Childbirth

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 08.22.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It’s late summer, and that means hot days spent at the beach, licking ice cream cones, backyard barbecues, and lots...

Imagining The Pain: Robin Williams

Lauren Cahn | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Lauren Cahn

Try to imagine for a moment that you're rich, successful, talented and loved. But it feels hollow. Perhaps some relationship that you really care abou...

Pain, Pain, the Insistence of Pain

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

I sometimes wonder whether pain carries a sense of nobility or just plain degradation. Whether it brings about clarity through an expansion of experience, or diminishes by blotting out everything inessential. Artists seem conflicted on this point.

Are There Other Options Besides Medications for Gout and Osteoarthritis?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Obesity and being overweight are linked to higher disease state complications and progression of both gout and osteoarthritis. So getting yourself into target weight is important for joint health.

'I'm Right! You're Wrong!' -- 'No, I'm Right! You're Wrong!'

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Good News
Robert C. Jameson

I'm sure you have either been involved in this type of argument or have heard it going on out in the world. It just seems to be part of the human condition.

Today My Arms Really Ache

Bridgette White | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Bridgette White

As I take in everything about him, my sweet nephew, I start to feel that ache from deep inside scream out to me again

The Climate of Our Hearts

Rabbi Wendi Geffen | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Wendi Geffen

In this world where so much seems beyond our will, what is within our grasp to hold on to?

Pornography of Pain: Why the Heartbreaking Images Out of Gaza Are Hurting the Palestinians

Philippe Assouline | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
Philippe Assouline

I can't remain focused on the broader picture even though it affects my own children: I just want the physical pain that I am subjected to by these heartbreaking images to cease.

Let Gratitude Guide Your Pain

Brent Hogarth | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Brent Hogarth

So while pain helps us explode, to power lift, to go to war; it doesn't empower us to achieve long-term and consistent success and well-being. Pain pushes us like the wind does to a sail. But gratitude is the rudder that points our ship in the direction of it's destiny.

The Little Black Dress

Lindsay Henry | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

this funeral hits close to home for me because there are girls here, young women, probably sisters or cousins. They are crying. They are embracing. They are grieving. Grieving a mom that they lost.

When Are You Going to Stop Punishing Me?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

What a great question! I wish I heard more people asking it. I want to explore the process of punishment. The process of punishment shows up in m...

Why Experiencing Pain Can Be a Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living

All of us experience physical pain, and understandably go to great lengths to avoid it. But pain serves a very real purpose. Dr. Fernando Cervero,d...

Do You Have to Be Reasonable When You're Grieving?

Megan Devine | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

I could pretend, but that pretending cost me. I could be reasonable, but telling that lie was exhausting. Now, when I read about grief, when I attend conferences that talk about grief, I think about those early days. I think about being reasonable. I think of how ridiculous that is.

Longevity vs. Durability: Can You Have Both?

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

We've extended the warranty on the human heart, and people are living longer. We've improved care for skin, and people look better. But it's your frame that gets you where you need to go whenever you need to get there.

Protecting the Body Temple: Pain is Not a Lifestyle Choice

Heather Martin | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Martin

Chiropractic work is just one example to illustrate that we can decide to live without pain. Pain, whether physical or emotional, is not a lifestyle choice and we can decide to live without it, respect our bodies and get more enjoyment out of our lives.

Are There Tears in Your Popcorn? What to Learn From The Fault in Our Stars

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

The Fault in Our Stars movie portrays the fault in our lives when challenged with illness, and the joy in our lives when these challenges are met.

Sexual Rejection From Your Partner Damages Your Self-Esteem

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

When your partner consistently avoids sex and intimacy, or on the rare occasion when they are willing, are obviously doing so reluctantly -- the accumulations of repeated rejections are likely to have a big impact on your self-esteem.